Not laughing at them when they do something stupid.
And what sunnyg said. My son had a misunderstanding with one of his best friends yesterday, and we had to sit back and just watch it play out. She apologized today, so it's all back to normal, thank goodness!
Note to self: Don't laugh at your kids when they do something stupid...
Originally Posted by dsnylndmom
Wait, you're not supposed to do that?
You can, but you have to judge the situation very carefully. But it's hard to discipline with a straight face while you are cracking up inside. If I can get my son to laugh, then it's okay, but if I can't hold it in and he's all serious, it just pisses him off more. It's a fine, fine line.
learning to let go and let them make their own mistakes as they get older. My oldest is 24 and I want to keep her from making mistakes that I know will cost her but I am slowly learning that she has to make her own choices and in that there will be mistakes. I guess it's learning to let go but it's so very, very hard. Help!!!! There should be a "Parents Anonymous". Hello, my name is Laura and I'm a parent of an adult child.
saying "no." I hate saying "no" to LB2. He's in his terrible twos and I have to fight the urge to give in to the tantrums. I know that candy or toys will usually calm him down, but it's certainly not the right thing to do in every situation.